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'''Rara''' is a form of festival music that originated in Haïti, that is used for street processions, typically during Easter Week. The music centers on a set of cylindrical bamboo trumpets called ''vaksen'' (which may also be made of metal pipes), but also features drums, maracas, güiras or güiros (a percussion instrument), and metal bells, as well as sometimes also cylindrical metal Trumpet|trumpets which are made from recycled metal, often coffee cans. The ''vaksen''-s perform repeating patterns in hocket and often strike their instruments rhythmically with a stick while blowing into them. In the modern day, standard trumpets and saxophones may also be used. The genre though predominantly Afro-based has some Taíno people|Taino Amerindian elements to it such as the use of güiros and maracas. Image:Vaksen.jpg|thumb|left The songs are always performed in Haitian Creole language|Haitian...
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